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Panthers' Jagr Gets Shoutout from Drake on Saturday Night Live

Panthers star Jaromir Jagr had his name dropped by Drake on Saturday Night Live

Florida Panthers star Jaromir Jagr can add one more accomplishment to his résumé after being mentioned on Saturday Night Live.

During a skit on SNL featuring a parody of the game show Jeopardy, Drake mentioned Jagr as his answer to a question. The segment pointed out Jagr's ability to remain productive even in the latter years of his career.

Jagr is one of the more recognizable players in the National Hockey League, with even casual fans knowing his name. Still, a shoutout during SNL is rare especially for a member of the Florida Panthers. Despite having solid careers, the likes of John Vanbiesbrouck and Pavel Bure never had their names dropped by SNL.

After helping to lead Florida back to the postseason, Jagr signed a new one-year deal earlier this month. The deal was earned by the veteran after he led Florida in scoring despite being 44 years old.

To make it to the playoffs once again, the Panthers will need a similar season from Jagr and also productivity from the youngsters around him. In the meantime, Jagr can enjoy some well-deserved off the ice recognition like Saturday's.

This isn't the first time South Florida sports and SNL have mixed. Last year, Miami Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich spent time with cast member Pete Davidson. Yelich and Davidson met at Citi Field in New York due to their resemblance.

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